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Gargoyle, Margoyle

Medium monstrosity, chaotic evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 68 (8d8 + 32)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.

17 (+3) 15 (+2) 19 (+4) 6 (–1) 10 (+0) 7 (–2)

Skills Stealth +4
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical weapons that aren’t adamantine
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities exhausted, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages Terran
Challenge 4 (1,800 XP)


  • False Appearance. While a margoyle sits motionless, it is indistinguishable from natural stone and can’t be detected as alive by any means.


  • Multiattack. The margoyle makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws; it can gore once with its horns instead of using its bite.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft.; one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage.
  • Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.


Some ruins are infested with gargoyles, including the common variety as well as a number of rare types almost never seen elsewhere. Like all gargoyles, these variants resemble hideously ugly humanoids chiseled from stone. Two large horns protrude from their heads, just above their eyes. Four large, stony spikes jut from their shoulder blades and their hands and feet end in sharpened claws.

Four-Armed Gargoyle. Four-armed gargoyles, like their brethren, often stand perched indefinitely without moving in an attempt to surprise their opponents. They have a great fondness for inflicting pain on their foes. When a four-armed gargoyle has the upper hand in battle, it often draws out the conflict as long as it can in order to deal as much pain and suffering as it can on its foes.

Green Guardian. These winged humanoids are carved of a strange green stone with eyes rich black in color. They prefer to remain still and then suddenly attack or dive into their prey. Green guardians attempt to hold their victims and then fly off with them.

Margoyle. A margoyle is a slightly larger version of the standard gargoyle. It is meaner, eviler, and deadlier than the normal gargoyle. Margoyles are most often encountered in subterranean regions and often have a pack of gargoyles with them. In such cases, the margoyle is looked upon as the master or leader of the group.

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Aegis of Empires Adventure Path © 2021, Legendary Games; Authors: Greg A. Vaughan, Matt Goodall, Steve Helt, Tom Knauss, Anthony Pryor, Alistair J. Rigg, and Jeffrey Swank; based on original material by Greg A. Vaughan.